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The Wartime Transformation of Student Visitors into Refugee Citizens, 1943–1955

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores how the Chinese people present in America on temporary visas as students, technical trainees, diplomats, sailors, and so forth suddenly found themselves stranded by the ... More


1939–1949: World War and the Coming of the People's Republic

Tom Buchanan

in East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199570331
eISBN:
9780191741425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on a decade dominated by war. Britain's war with Germany in September 1939 overshadowed China's continuing struggle with Japan, and this was not reversed when Britain entered the ... More


Naval Power, Mao Zedong, and the War in China, 1926–1949

Francis Grice

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Naval power had a huge impact on the rise of Mao Zedong and the Communists in China from 1926 to 1949. Despite this, scholars have often marginalized its role because Mao himself wrote very little ... More


Advisors and Aid

Xiaobing Li

in Building Ho's Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177946
eISBN:
9780813177953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177946.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 2 examines what the Viet Minh needed from China and Mao’s determination to support Ho’s war effort. It discusses Mao’s concerns about national security since Josef Stalin was not ready to ... More


The Invention of Humor 幽默年‎

Christopher Rea

in Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the 1930s—possibly for the first time in Chinese history—humor itself became an object of reverence. Youmo (humor), a transliteration coined by the popular writer Lin Yutang, came to stand for a ... More


Nationalizing Mass Immunization Amid Civil War and Revolution

Mary Augusta Brazelton

in Mass Vaccination: Citizens' Bodies and State Power in Modern China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739989
eISBN:
9781501739996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739989.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter assesses the expansion of mass immunization in China during the calamitous period from 1945 to 1949. The reestablishment of biological research and production bases in the newly ... More


Benefits for the Vanquished

Martin Crotty, Neil J. Diamant, and Mark Edele

in The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751639
eISBN:
9781501751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751639.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter places emphasis on issues relating to defeat, which is not exactly a positive frame within which to claim high status. It explores the cases of defeated Germany and Japan and further ... More


Degrees of Escape

Mahlon Meyer

in Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083862
eISBN:
9789882209091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Aging nationalist soldiers and civilians recount how they escaped from the Japanese invasion and the communist takeover and arrived on Taiwan around 1949


Growing Up in Exile

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After being erased from memory during the Cultural Revolution, the so-called “Emperor of Film”, Jin Yan, reemerged in the main gallery of the National Film Museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary ... More


The Special Relationship and the Rule of Law

Jedidiah J. Kroncke

in The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190233525
eISBN:
9780190233549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233525.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 traces the intensification of America’s interest in China’s legal and political development during the 1930s and 1940s alongside the continued secularization of legal export work. The ... More


Revolutionary Thought Reform: The Communist Version, 1946–1956

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beginning with an account of the accelerated expansion of the penal reformation and thought reform systems under Kuomintang and Communist authorities amid the late 1940s civil war, this chapter ... More


The Genesis of a Taiwanese Entrepreneurship as a Contingent Product of the Chinese Civil War

Françoise Mengin

in Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264055
eISBN:
9780190492212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264055.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the specificity of the partition of China and the conditions surrounding the birth of a Taiwanese entrepreneurship in the early years of the Republic of China’s exile on the ... More


Spillover of the Chinese Civil War and Militarization of the Borderland

Enze Han

in Asymmetrical Neighbors: Borderland State Building between China and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190688301
eISBN:
9780190688332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688301.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 analyzes the legacy of the KMT in the borderland area, after its defeat in the Chinese Civil War, in terms of its impact on state building in the three countries. It analyzes how the KMT ... More


Oil, Tungsten, Beryllium, and the Resonances of Soviet Planning

Judd C. Kinzley (ed.)

in Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226492155
eISBN:
9780226492322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492322.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The German threat to the Soviet Union in 1942 prompted the provincial governor of Xinjiang to turn away from his Soviet patrons and embrace the Chinese Republic. Chinese officials quickly realized, ... More


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